Business & Technology


McDonald’s to roll out organic hamburger in Germany

How big is the overlap between McD's customers and people who want organic beef? I guess we'll soon find out.

Business & Technology

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating caused an appalling amount of extra pollution

A new analysis shows the company's cars may be responsible for nearly 1 million tons of air pollution every year.

Boeing wants to turn jet’s roar into energy

The airline manufacturer has filed a patent for an ambitious clean energy idea.

Business & Technology

Coca-Cola cheated U.S. taxpayers out of $3.3 billion, according to IRS

Unsurprisingly, Coke disputes the claim.

Poor Exxon says it’s been unfairly attacked for its climate record

The oil giant's spinmeisters are trying to discredit a series of articles about the company's climate research and its refusal to take serious climate action.

Business & Technology

After the Volkswagen emissions scandal, why should we trust companies to protect the environment?

The automaker has made it that much harder for any company to convince people that it supports sustainability.


Too bad NASA’s plan for space-based solar never happened

It involved 60 orbiting power stations and something called a Star-Raker.

Writer's Sunblock

Should I stop plugging in my laptop?

Umbra sheds a little light on solar chargers.


The oyster wars shed light on a bigger debate

After all the sound and fury of the oyster war, perhaps we can learn a better form of community decision making.